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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Lothlorien is the fairest of all the ____________ of the Elves, according to Legolas.
2. What is the plant the Strider uses to help slow the poison process in Frodo's wound?
3. Boromir tells Frodo that his people are very __________ and would not let the ring take them over.
4. Who does Strider say has been following them for days, watching them and their movements?
5. Who comes upon Frodo and tells him that he is concerned for Frodo's safety?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is being described in the book Gandalf reads when they are in the Chamber of Records?
2. Who takes Frodo up on their horse when they realize just how ill Frodo is from the stabbing by the Morgol blade?
3. What does Aragorn suggest in order to make the blindfolding fair for those who are traveling?
4. What does Bilbo give to Frodo on his last day in Rivendell?
5. What is in the small wooden box that Sam receives from Lady Galadriel?
6. Why don't the travelers in the Fellowship worry when they get through the door away from the Orcs?
7. Who are some of the people who are attending the Council meeting in Rivendell?
8. Who is given the task of deciding which way the journey much continue?
9. How does Gandalf eventually open up the door to the Mines of Moria?
10. What does Frodo decide will be best for the Ring and for his quest?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The legend of the Ring is one that haunts some characters and inspires others.
Part 1: Why does the story of the Ring haunt Aragorn?
Part 2: Which characters find inspiration in the story of the Ring? Why?
Part 3: How are legends driving the various characters in the story?
Essay Topic 2
The many groups of characters in this story seem to give the reader different facets of humankind in general.
Part 1: Why are the Elves seen as being the fairest of all creatures? What or who might they symbolize in the modern world?
Part 2: Why are the Elves and Dwarves at odds with each other? What other cultures might they represent?
Part 3: Why do you think Tolkien portrayed the race of men as being weak?
Essay Topic 3
Frodo seems the most unlikely carrier for the Ring, though he willingly takes up the task.
Part 1: Why do you think Frodo is willing to take the ring to Mount Doom?
Part 2: Which other character might have made a good ringbearer? Why?
Part 3: What makes Frodo the right person to take the ring to Mount Doom?
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